Great maestro Ennio Morricone celebrates his 88th birthday today and shows us that he is still in good shape, since this Saturday, November 12, he will be conducting a concert for the Pope’s charity in the Vatican, in the framework of the closing of the Jubilee of The Mercy that will be held on November 20.
This concert, under the title “Concert with the poor and for the poor” (Con I Poveri e Per I Poveri), which is already in its second edition, will be held at 6:30 pm in the Paul VI Hall of the Vatican; Auditorium where the audiences of the Pope are conducted, with a capacity of six thousand seats.
There, Ennio Morricone will lead the Sinfonietta Orchestra and the Choir of the National Academy of Santa Cecilia, with soundtrack themes from his 60-year career, some as appropriate for the event as The Mission.
In the concert will also be the composer and priest Monsignor Marco Frisina, master of the chapel of the Cathedral of Rome, who will perform two sacred pieces with the orchestra and the Choir of the diocese of Rome.
The tickets for the event, which were free and could be requested prior reservation on the official website: http://www.concertoperlacarita.org/, are not available for some time, and people who come to enjoy the music of the maestro will be invited to make a donation at the end, to contribute to the works of charity of the Pope.
As guests of honor of this concert will be the poor and immigrant people, assisted by the NGO organizations that help them.
The event is organized by the NGO Opera Nova, the Choir of the Diocese of Rome and sponsored by the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization and at the end of it, a group of volunteers along with the youth of the choir of the diocese Of Rome, will distribute a menu for dinner in addition to a small souvenir of the event.